Date: Tue, 28 Mar 1995 15:00:55 -0500

From: Leo Horishny Leo_Horishny[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]POL.COM

Subject: Re: Gesundheit!

Terry Irons wrote:

I grew up hearing and using the term "gesundheit" to respond to

a sneeze. I would suggest that if you no longer hear the term

in southern Ohio, that fact is indicative of yet another change

indicative of dialect loss and obselescence (sp?), a topic preposed

for this year's ADS meeting by Walt.


Well, I can't argue with your family tree. All I can relate are what I've

heard (or not!) around Cincinnati for the past 17 years. I can't remember

hearing Gesundheit since I've moved here. I can't say never, ever of course,

but none that I remember. Of course, the people I've been around here are not

too terribly German...Waspy maybe, but not German. G

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